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What You Need To Know About Days 1 and 2 of Fashion Week

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A complete Idiot's CliffsNotes Guide to what's happening on that other coast where our sister bloggers have to fight snow and stuff to watch fashion shows in a tent.

· Nicholas K kicked off the first official day with awesome outerwear/leatherwork and giant foldable geometric collars, plaid shirting, slouchy print scarves, oversized fur collars and an interesting take on trousers.

· BCBG had white turtleneck bodysuits under delicate dresses.

· Richard Chai reminded us why we love plaid but still cringe at formal shorts on men.

· Steven Alan, meanwhile, put legwarmers on men, but otherwise kept the preppy aesthetic going.

· Duckie Brown turned up the volume with slouchy, billowing pants for men.

· Mara Hoffman had the most gorgeous turbans and tassels ever.

· Luca Luca presented a badass Little Red Riding Hood that went to college, started a successful media career and along the way, ate the Big Bad Wolf and turned the rest of him into a modern leather and fur-trimmed cape.

· Christian Siriano designed such fierce shoes that the models tottered and tumbled down the runway, but overall showed a strong, mature collection.

· Tadashi Shoji presented breathtaking colorful, textured dresses.

· Vena Cava had berets, high-waisted pants and shrugs in a chic, non-grunge 90's revival.

· Richie Rich ended Day 1 with J-Woww and an exposed penis.

· Ruffian kicked off Day 2 with a new meaning to rise and shine.

· Perry Ellis was an all-around American display, from the clothing styles to the immediate selling of his looks online.

· Peter Som had an awful lot of fur sleeves and fur pockets in between elegant looks.

· Rebecca Taylor captured all of the 70's, from disco to boho in one show.

· Rebecca Minkoff showed a runway collection for the first time, channeling her rockstar gypsy vibe from head to toe.

· Nicole Miller had the blues, and after watching the presentation, so did we.

· Cynthia Rowley played with velvet, silk crepe, charmeuse and leather textures with metallic accents and went all out with a gleaming silvery ankle-length drop-waist dress.

· Doo.Ri continues to show us how draping should be done.

· Jason Wu was visibly baroque, and we saw nothing that we would fix.

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